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<p>The new bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s, ~magical journey for love~ just wrapped up filming and is set to air on January 1st at 8 p.m. (Daniel Tanner/</p>

It’s baaaack! 'The Bachelor' will premiere January 1, 2018


It has been a long and lonely seven months since Rachel Lindsay’s season ended back in May. What is life without Bachelor Mondays?! DREARY.

The new bachelor, Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s magical journey for love just wrapped up filming and is set to air on January 1st, 2018 at 8 p.m. PST.

Who the heck is Luyendyk you ask?! If you recall back to Emily Maynard’s season, he was the runner-up to Jef Holm and was nicknamed the “kissing bandit.” In real life Luyendyk is a professional race car driver, following in the foot steps of his father.

Luyendyk, 35, says that he hasn’t been in love since Maynard’s season - so you bet your sweet cheeks it’s going to be one wild ride!

We couldn’t be any more excited here at the office, you know how much we love the hit ABC series. What can we say – drama, love, debauchery?! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Tune in to watch Luyendyk’s season, airing January 1 at 8 p.m. on KOMO 4.